Friday, November 9, 2007

Thai Beef Pita's

I got this out of a Family Circle magazine last year. It's a bit spicy, so i don't know how it would work with those of you that have kids. I was trying to upload a picture of it, but it's giving me issues. i'll try the picture later. I am actually thinking of making these tonight. They are so good. ENJOY!!!

Thai Beef Pita's

makes: 4 servings
prep: 15 minutes
cook: 10-12 minutes

1 lb lean ground beef
2 medium-size sweet red peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 whole wheat pita pockets (tortilla's work just as good)
8 romaine lettuce leaves

1. Crumble beef into large nonstick skillet; cook over med-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until browned. Spoon off excess fat.
2. Add peppers, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes to skillet. Cook over med-high heat, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes or until peppers are softened.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cilantro, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir into beef mixture. Remove from heat.
4. Cut pitas in half and line insides with lettuce leaves. Fill each with about 1/2 cup of the beef mixture and serve.

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